Provides the first two years of a student's engineering education. Articulation agreements guarantee admission to the final two years of engineering school at several universities to students who satisfactorily complete this degree and maximizes course transferability. The courses in this program are courses common in the first two years of an ABET-accredited engineering program, and HFC has worked closely with faculty at local engineering schools to make sure courses will transfer. The elective courses required for the various fields of engineering may vary slightly, and you should check with an engineering advisor to make sure that you are taking the correct series of courses for your intended field of engineering.
- Solve engineering related problems by applying mathematical concept
- Solve engineering related problems by applying principles of physics
- Solve problems using concepts found in general chemistry
- Evaluate problems and arguments using quantitative methods of economics
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
Complete 24 credits from:
American Society, Events, Institutions and Cultures Outcome: Complete at least one course:
- ENG-235: American Literature Before 1900
- ENG-236: American Autobiography
- ENG-237: American Literature Since 1900
- CRJ-131: Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
- HIST-151: American History I
- HIST-152: American History II
- POLS-131: Introduction to American Government and Political Science
- SOC-131: Introduction to Sociology
- SSC-131: A Survey of the Social Sciences
Computer Literacy Outcome: Complete at least one course:
- ART-275: Advanced Projects
- BCA-140: Software Applications
- CIS-100: Introduction to Information Technology
- CIS-221: Instructional Technology for Elementary Teachers
- CIS-223: Instructional Technology for Secondary Teachers
- HCS-131: Computers in Health Care
- MFMT-103: Industrial Computer Application
- TAFD-115: Computer Applications for Skilled Trades
- CLT-100: Computer Literacy Test
Critical Thinking Outcome: Complete at least one non-activity based course numbered 100 or higher
Information Literacy and Written Communication Outcome: Take either English sequence:
Complete 6 Humanities credits from courses in:
Art, Dance, English (except ENG 131, 132, 135), Foreign Language, Interior Design, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Science in Western Culture, Telecommunications, Speech, Theatre, World Religion
Complete 24 Science and Mathematics credits from courses in:
Astronomy, Atmospheric Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics
Complete 6 Social Science credits from courses in:
Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Sociology
Required Core Courses
Engineering students may use MATH 180 as the prerequisite for CIS 170.
Required Support Courses
Complete as many elective credits as necessary to meet the minimum number of credit hours to receive your associate degree. Students may be able to take additional coursework at HFC and transfer it to a 4-year institution.
Requirements for different fields of engineering and schools vary. Students must consult with an engineering advisor to plan an appropriate course of study for the area of engineering and the college or university to which they intend to transfer.
The minimum requirement for earning the Associate in Science degree in Pre-Engineering is 60 credit hours. However, engineering schools will accept as many as seven additional courses from HFCC transfer students toward Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering. We encourage students to take advantage of this and to complete as many courses as they can transfer at HFCC.
Requirements are Subject to Change
- Lawrence Technological University
- Michigan Technological University
- University of Detroit Mercy
- University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Wayne State University
Engineering students can specialize in fields such as:
The core engineering curriculum is fairly standard among accredited engineering schools; however, students should consult with an engineering advisor to determine which courses they should take, depending on the engineering discipline and the engineering school to which they will transfer.